Orchards follow last year’s ‘Losers/Lovers’ EP with the release of new single ‘Young’ (out on 7″ with ‘Mature Me’ via Big Scary Monsters on 29 March). The new songs will follow shows at New York’s New Collosus Festival and SXSW and accompany a UK tour.
The alt-pop banger opens with Sam Rushton’s trademark upbeat mathy and melodic guitar hooks and is all about ‘unrequited love, but a love that you’ve learned with hindsight wasn’t right for you in the first place’. Lucy Evers reminisces about this seemingly perfect relationship through the lens of nostalgia but quickly realises it wasn’t all it was cracked up to be: ‘If I scratched at the surface, I can feel the water beneath your feet and I know that we are sinking but I am breathing’.
She goes on to reminisce about meeting in the same places as when she was young to try and keep these memories alive before delivering a bold and defiant statement in spoken word halfway through the song:’I’ve decided now that I’m worthy of the very thing that you’re afraid of’. She also admits ‘Love is a concept I’ll never understand’ as the rest of the band bounce around every single word.
Orchards will play the following tour dates:
7th – 10th March – New York City, NY – New Colossus Festival (US)
11th – 17th March – Austin, TX – SXSW (US)
26th March – Nottingham – The Bodega (UK)
27th March – Manchester – Jimmy’s (UK)
28th March – Glasgow – The Garage (UK)
29th March – Sheffield – Record Junkee (UK)
30th March – Cardiff – Clwb Ifor Bach (UK)
31st March – Birmingham – The Sunflower Lounge (UK)
2nd April – Bristol – Crofters Rights (UK)
3rd April – London – Camden Assembly (UK) *SOLD OUT*